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Michele Soavi is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Assistant Director and Second Unit Italien born on 3 july 1957 at Milan (Italie)

Michele Soavi

Michele Soavi
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Nationality Italie
Birth 3 july 1957 (66 years) at Milan (Italie)

Michele Soavi, sometimes known as Michael Soavi (born 3 July 1957) is an Italian filmmaker.


Michele Soavi est surtout connu pour ses téléfilms policiers dont le héros est presque toujours incarné par Raoul Bova.

Il a été membre du jury lors du festival Fantastic'Arts 1996.

Best films

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
(Second Unit Director)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michele Soavi (28 films)

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Cemetery Man, 1h45
Directed by Michele Soavi, Julie Gavras
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Rupert Everett, Anna Falchi, François Hadji-Lazaro, Mickey Knox, Michele Soavi, Andrea De Sica
Roles Man in City Square (uncredited)
Rating70% 3.548013.548013.548013.548013.54801
Francesco Dellamorte (Rupert Everett) is the cemetery caretaker in the small Italian town of Buffalora. He lives in a ramshackle house on the premises, constantly surrounded by death, with only his mentally handicapped assistant Gnaghi (François Hadji-Lazaro) for company. Young punks in town spread gossip that Dellamorte is impotent. His hobbies are reading outdated telephone directories, in which he crosses out the names of the deceased, and trying to assemble a puzzle shaped like a human skull. Gnaghi, whose interests include spaghetti and television, can speak only one word: "Gna.
The Sect
The Sect (1991)
, 1h51
Directed by Michele Soavi
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, Mariangela Giordano, Carla Cassola, Richard Sammel, Tomas Arana
Roles Magician on TV (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.0527753.0527753.0527753.0527753.052775
Following a 70s set prologue, the film takes place in present day Frankfurt, Germany. Miriam Kreisl (Kelly Curtis) is a young schoolteacher who narrowly misses her car hitting an old man carrying a box. Reluctantly, she takes in Moebius Kelly (Herbert Lom), the mysterious old man. What she doesn't know is that their meeting is no accident. Moebius is the elder of a Satanic sect and she has been chosen to give birth to the son of Satan.
The Church
The Church (1989)
, 1h38
Directed by Michele Soavi
Origin Italie
Genres Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Asia Argento, Feodor Chaliapin, Jr., Barbara Cupisti, John Richardson
Roles 1st Policeman at Lisa's House
Rating61% 3.098743.098743.098743.098743.09874
In medieval Germany, the Teutonic Knights massacre a village of supposed "witches" and build the titular structure over their dead bodies. In the present day, the church's new librarian (Tomas Arana) breaks the seal of the crypt out of curiosity and releases the evil spirits contained beneath it. At the same time, the church's automated mechanisms, which were set up by the architect who built the church, are triggered, causing the doors to close and trapping everyone inside, including a group of visitors. Father Gus (Hugh Quarshie), the only person not affected by the demons, eventually finds the way to make the church collapse on itself but dies in the process of doing so. Before the movie ends, Lotte (Asia Argento), the sacristan's daughter and the sole survivor of the incident, is seen walking towards the ruins of the church. She finds the seal of the crypt, opens it and peers inside. Blue light emits from within, just like when the librarian first opened it, and she smiles.
Opera (1987)
, 1h47
Directed by Dario Argento
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Serial killer films, Musical films
Actors Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Daria Nicolodi, William McNamara
Roles Inspector Daniele Soave (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.4484653.4484653.4484653.4484653.448465
The film centers around young, insecure opera singer Betty (Cristina Marsillach). After the lead in Verdi's Macbeth is injured in a car accident, Betty is reluctantly thrust into the role in the opera. During her first performance, a murder takes place in one of the opera boxes. Mysterious murders continue throughout the film as Betty is stalked and those around her meet their unfortunate end. The killer binds and places tape under Betty's eyelids with needles attached so she is unable to blink, and therefore forced to watch as the murders take place. Meanwhile, Betty continues to have frightening dreams involving a masked person and her mother. During the final performance of the opera the killer is revealed, and Betty must confront her past in a terrifying climax.
StageFright, 1h26
Directed by Michele Soavi
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Films about birds, Serial killer films
Actors Barbara Cupisti, Domenico Fiore, Piero Vida, Mary Sellers, Mickey Knox, George Eastman
Roles Young Cop (uncredited)
Rating65% 3.298453.298453.298453.298453.29845
The film takes place in a theater late at night as a troupe of actors are rehearsing a musical about a mass murderer known as the Night Owl. When the show's leading lady, Alicia (Cupisti), sprains her ankle, she and the wardrobe mistress, Betty (Schwerk), sneaks out of the rehearsal to go to a doctor, in which the closest medical facility is a mental hospital. The psychiatrist on duty is happy to help, but the wardrobe mistress notices a restrained patient on a bed lying in a room behind bars. The doctor tells them that it is Irving Wallace (Clain Parker), a former actor who went insane and murdered dozen of people. Unbeknownst to any of them, Wallace killed one of the attendants with a syringe and sneaked out of the asylum, hiding in the back of Betty's car.
Demons (1985)
, 1h28
Directed by Lamberto Bava, Michele Soavi
Origin Italie
Genres Horror
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Fiore Argento, Michele Soavi, Stelio Candelli, Nicoletta Elmi
Roles Man in Black / Jerry (Horror Film)
Rating65% 3.299813.299813.299813.299813.29981
On the Berlin subway, university student Cheryl gets off at her stop in the deserted subway station and is pursued by a mysterious, masked man. Rather than attacking her, the man offers her tickets to a free screening at the Metropol, an isolated and recently renovated local cinema. Cheryl talks her friend Kathy into going with her and they skip class to go see the film. At the crowded theater, they meet two preppy college boys, George and Ken, who take an immediate liking to the girls and help them get a can of cola out of the vending machine. The four sit together in the theater.
Phenomena (1985)
, 1h55
Directed by Dario Argento, Michele Soavi
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about insects, Serial killer films
Actors Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Donald Pleasence, Patrick Bauchau, Fiorenza Tessari
Roles Kurt, Geiger's Assistant
Rating67% 3.3510453.3510453.3510453.3510453.351045
After missing the bus in the Swiss countryside, a tourist, Vera Brandt (Fiore Argento), tries looking for help. She comes across a home, and upon entering, she is attacked by an unknown stranger, who then proceeds to chase and behead her. Eight months later, Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly), arrives at the Swiss Richard Wagner Academy for Girls, chaperoned by Frau Brückner (Daria Nicolodi), who places her with roommate Sophie (Federica Mastroianni). While sleepwalking through the academy and out onto the roof, Jennifer witnesses a student being murdered. She awakens and falls, fleeing and eventually becoming lost in the woods. Forensic entomologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasence)'s chimpanzee attendant Inga (Tanga) finds her and leads her to him. Witnessing her apparent interaction with his insects, McGregor comes to believe she has a special gift for telepathy with them. Inspector Rudolf Geiger (Patrick Bauchau) is also in the case alongside McGregor. Back at the academy, the headmistress has Jennifer medically tested via EEG for her sleepwalking. The procedure makes Jennifer uneasy when she gets brief visions of the previous night's events. The headmistress then has Sophie look after Jennifer in case she sleepwalks again.
Blastfighter, 1h33
Directed by Lamberto Bava
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Michael Sopkiw, George Eastman, Michele Soavi, Massimo Vanni, Del Russel
Roles Pete
Rating57% 2.897632.897632.897632.897632.89763
Jake "Tiger" Sharp (Michael Sopkiw) is a former policeman who seeks revenge after his wife is murdered. After killing the murderer, Sharp is sentenced to seven years in prison. Upon release Jake is given a Spas-12 Shotgun by his old friend Jerry in order to wreak vengeance upon the crooked attorney responsible for sending him away. However, Jake instead at the last minute decides to return to his secluded cabin in the Appalachian wilderness and bury his gun in the floorboards. Matters become complicated when a group of poachers run afoul of him and kill his baby deer. Jake goes to the Chinese herbal medicinist's office that the hunters have been selling to and smashes up the place.
Raiders of Atlantis, 1h32
Directed by Ruggero Deodato
Genres Science fiction, Action
Actors Christopher Connelly, George Hilton, Ivan Rassimov, Michele Soavi, Bruce Baron, Mike Monty
Roles James
Rating48% 2.405732.405732.405732.405732.40573
En plein coeur du Tropique du Cancer, sur une plate-forme de recherche océanique, une équipe de chercheurs découvre une plaque en or, gravée de mystérieuses inscriptions. Dépéchée sur les lieux pour la déchiffrer, Kathy Earls, spécialiste en civilisation pré-colombienne, est victime d'un immense raz-de-marée. Mick et Washington qui naviguaient dans les parages recueillent trois survivants, dont Kathy. Revenus sur la terre ferme, ils découvrent une ville ravagée par un gang, les Interceptors..
A Blade in the Dark, 1h50
Directed by Lamberto Bava, Michele Soavi
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Serial killer films
Actors Michele Soavi, Valeria Cavalli, Stanko Molnar, Giovanni Frezza
Roles Tony Rendina
Rating58% 2.948142.948142.948142.948142.94814
Bruno, a composer, becomes involved in a series of murders of tenants who live in a villa. In a horror film Bruno is scoring a young child, taunted by cruel bullies, descends into a dark cellar after a bouncing tennis ball. The kids hear a scream and the ball bounces up to them, leaving bloody tracks on the wall. Sandra, Bruno's director, explains that her inspiration was the childhood of Linda, the villa's previous tenant.
Endgame (1983)
, 1h20
Directed by Joe D'Amato, Michele Soavi
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Al Cliver, Laura Gemser, Jack Davis, George Eastman, Gabriele Tinti, Gordon Mitchell
Roles Gold Carrier
Rating52% 2.6019552.6019552.6019552.6019552.601955
In the year 2025, a nuclear holocaust has left New York City an irradiated, but not abandoned, wasteland. The ruined city is inhabited now by scavenger packs and telepathic mutants, who are persecuted by the elite survivors. Keeping the people pacified is the reality television program Endgame, where hunters and gladiators fight to the death.
Tenebrae (1982)
, 1h41
Directed by Dario Argento
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi, Mirella D'Angelo, John Steiner, Theresa Russell
Roles Maria's Boyfriend / Man Walking with Girl on Beach (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.498663.498663.498663.498663.49866
Peter Neal, an American writer of violent horror novels, is in Italy to promote his latest work, Tenebrae. He is accompanied by his literary agent, Bullmer and his assistant, Anne. Neal is unaware that he has also been followed to Rome by his embittered ex-wife, Jane. Just before Neal arrived in Rome, Elsa, a young female shoplifter, was murdered with a razor by an unseen assailant. The murderer sends Neal a letter informing him that his books have inspired him to go on a killing spree. Neal is soon contacted by the police in the form of Detective Giermani and his female partner, Inspector Altieri.
The New York Ripper, 1h33
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Jack Hedley, Antonella Interlenghi, Howard Ross, Alexandra Delli Colli, Cinzia De Ponti, Lucio Fulci
Roles Newspaper Buyer (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.148793.148793.148793.148793.14879
An old man is walking his dog in New York City when the dog retrieves a decomposed human hand. It is identified by the police as belonging to Ann-Lynne, a local prostitute. Lieutenant Fred Williams (Jack Hedley), the burned-out police detective investigating the murder, interviews the young woman's nosy and obnoxious landlady, Mrs. Weissburger (Babette New), who tells him that during her daily spying and eavesdropping on her tenants, she overheard the girl last week over the phone arranging to meet a man who spoke with a strange, duck-like voice.
Caligula: The Untold Story, 1h42
Directed by Joe D'Amato
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Horror, Historical, Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film
Actors Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Michele Soavi
Roles Domitius
Rating45% 2.275542.275542.275542.275542.27554
Despote sanguinaire et dément, insomniaque et épileptique, Caligula règne sur Rome au gré de ses pulsions meurtrières. Protégé des nombreux comploteurs par son fidèle esclave Ulmar, il terrorise les sénateurs et projette de rénover Rome en la dotant d'un gigantesque palais, dont le financement passera par un fastueux et orgiaque banquet où les invités devront dépenser sans compter. L'empereur fou et débauché multiplie les martyrs et les bains de sang, régnant sur un peuple opprimé et terrorisé. Il assassine notamment une jeune chrétienne, Livia, et son amant parce qu'elle se refusait à lui. Proche de la victime, Miriam, est une adoratrice du Dieu égyptien Anubis et décide de la venger. Elle se fait passer pour une fille de joie afin d'approcher Caligula pour le séduire. Mais Miriam s'avère être réellement attirée par l'empereur sanguinaire malgré ses orgies démentielles et sanglantes.